Posted September 03, 2000 - 05:02 PM
Posted September 03, 2000 - 06:55 PM
I probably ride some of the same areas you do and I choose the Michelin S12, front and back. Remember the Michelin sizing is different than most. Stock WR sizing is front 80/100-21 and rear 110/100-18. The Michelin equivalent is 90/90-21 and 130/80-18. I decided to go wider in the back, 140/80-18, and am defintely not unhappy. I love em, it was a huge improvment over the stock Dunlops.
Posted September 05, 2000 - 07:56 AM
But it should wear for a long time. I'll go back to an intermediate tire for my next choice.
Posted September 05, 2000 - 09:33 PM
It claims the "G" version is designed just for 4-strokes, and hooks up much better than the "F" version.
The last two D739s that I purchased don't seem to show what they are.
Posted September 07, 2000 - 01:58 AM
What should we look on a tire for tight trail with rocks (round and sharp), roots and slippery surface? Wide or narrow? tight thread or spaced? Hard of soft rubber?
Posted September 07, 2000 - 06:47 AM
Originally posted by DaveJ:
Did you guys see the tire report in the Sept Motocrossw Action that talks about a 739G and 739F?
I thought that was for front tires only. My 426 came with the 739g up front but the rear just said plain ol' 739. I hated the front and replaced it with a 752 (I think) right away. I read that the g model had stiffer sidewalls for the heavier YZF. If so that is probably why it was so terrible in soft terrain.
I now am in love with my 756 front and 4 ply 739 Desert A/T in back, it doesn't chunk off knobs in rocks (like a 752 does) but, IMO, gets good traction in sand.
The 695 and 739 seem kind of similar to me, I wonder if the 739 Desert A/T is replacing the 695 Desert tire? I'm just happy to have a 4 ply desert tire for my 19 inch YZ wheel.
Posted September 08, 2000 - 06:22 AM
Posted September 11, 2000 - 10:03 PM
I am running a Bridgestone M22 right now for the Arizona hard conditions. It works great, no it is not the latest greatest Alleged 4 stroke tire but it hooks to the ground and is reasonably light and readily available.
Posted September 12, 2000 - 02:30 AM